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Beach Front Villa with plunge pool and coral reef for snorkeling!

35 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday villa in Saint John Capisterre - Keyhouse Ocean Front Villa

1 bed, 1 bath, sleeps 4 beach front Villa approximately 1500 sq ft.

Relax in this privately owned beach front villa once part of the Golden Lemon Inn as seen on the 'Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous'. Here an unhurried way of life remains the norm, and vacationers from around the world are able to catch a glimpse of two islands relatively uncorrupted by the bustle of modern life.This one bedroom villa sits ocean front on Dieppe Bay. Enjoy breathtaking views of Saba, St. Eustatius, St Barts, St Maarten and Anguilla from your private sun deck . Elegantly furnished with a mix of 18th and 19th century antiques. Vaulted ceilings, living room, wet bar, kitchen and den. Refresh yourself in your 20 x 15 swimming pool.

Quaint fishing village on the North side of the island. Lots of new venues opening 2015.

Black sand beach protected by a live coral reef. Hiking trails to the volcano Lliamagu. Lots of attractions within a short distance.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Suzanne & John
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016
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About Suzanne & John

My husband John and I are disabled veterans. We have been happily married for 28 years. We love traveling. Keyhouse Villa is our favorite spot in the world! We have been landlords for over 20 years. It is important to us to have your stay memorable! We do our best to meet or exceed your expectations! We take pride in ownership!

Suzanne & John purchased this villa in 2006

Why Suzanne & John chose St Kitts & Nevis

We chose this property to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life! Dieppe Bay is a quaint fishing village with the most wonderful people! Enjoy this tranquil beach front Villa. Listen to the waves that sound like rain fall as the Atlantic swells hit the coral reef just off the deck! Enjoy the beautiful sunrise and sunsets from the deck!

What makes this villa unique

Our property is unique in that we have the benefits of the Atlantic Ocean to our right as well as the Caribbean Sea to our left! Our deck has the vantage point of canterlevering over the ocean where you can cast the fishing pole we have supplied and catch some Mahi-Mahi, Red Snapper or Gar. The local fisherman can help with that if you don't catch anything! Maybe some fresh Rock Lobster sounds good! They're right there in the reef!

The dormant volcano is directly behind us and is a great days hike into the rain forest!

We overlook the live reef with waves crashing over them in many different directions just a short short swim off our deck! There are 4 sets of snorkel gear , 3 boogie board and a fishing pole , walking sticks to hike the volcano, 2 portable beach sand chairs, 2 lounge chairs, 2 beach blankets, and a cooler for your use while staying with us!

We have been in American Way, American Airlines magazine, Vogue and Town and Country Magazines! Enjoy our little slice of paradise!

We have plantation shutter doors. The kitchen and dining are open air. Just doing dishes while looking at the reef feels luxurious! We supply containers and refrigerator for your food items.

The bedroom is Air Conditioned for your comfort although the temperature on St Kitts doesn't fluctuate too much, 80s to low 90s year round with an average of 84.


based on 35 holidaymaker reviews

Beach Front Villa with plunge pool and coral reef for snorkeling!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 35 reviews

Honeymooners Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Let me first say that the pictures cannot even begin to do justice the view that you have at the Keyhouse. You are literally on the ocean -- one of, if not the best, porch/deck on the entire island. It is genuinely divine; you get to sit over the ocean every morning while enjoying your cup of coffee, breakfast, etc. and soak up the sun.

To give you context, we were two honeymooners that came from Chicago to have a honeymoon escape and it couldn't have been better for us. Being in our mid-20s, we are perhaps a bit more adventurous than most but the main ingredients for our selection were privacy (you have plenty of that), sunshine (again, it has that in spades) and close to the ocean (and we were blown away with how were literally over the water).

When you first arrive to St. Kitts, and if you take a taxi like we did, don't waste time getting car the next day. We got our car the next day and it is by far the best investment if you truly want to experience the island. My wife and I can say without a doubt that we explored every inch of the island and each day could return back to our private Oasis in Dieppe Bay.

We strongly recommend, in addition to renting a car, taking up Cena's offer to cook dinner for you one night. Not only is she such a delight (and luxury to have come by to clean the houses/linens), she is an unbelievable cook.

The Keyhouse is the ultimate experience for those that want a piece of paradise and have an appetite to explore. You'll be able to truly experience the island in its fullest in Dieppe Bay; Suzanne is extremely responsive and this is coming from someone who has rented multiple, multiple times through Homeaway. Whether it was for Spring Break, reunions, etc. -- I have used Homeaway, VRBO etc for a variety of trips and Suzanne has been the best owner of a property I have rented by far.

If you have any hesitation, don't. It's a great investment, beautiful scenery, and serene environment. Thanks Suzanne, Cena and Michael for making this an unforgettable honeymoon.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Blake and Emily, We are so happy that you chose "Keyhouse" for your honeymoon! You are the second honeymooners that we have had stay with us! Knowing first hand how special an event this is, it was so important to us to have all the special surprises waiting for you! Our little slice of heaven never ceases to amaze my husband and I as well! Listening to the waves crash across the coral reef and under our deck is mother natures ever changing symphony! Cina's cooking is so scrumptious! We're glad that you had her cook your Kittitian Thanksgiving dinner! St Kitts has so many different places to explore! It sounds like you and Emily tried to find them all! Once again we all thank you for choosing "Keyhouse"! We look forward to your return!
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Four days in paradise

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time in St Kitts. We had been looking for a quiet getaway and we found it in our villa.

Immediately on arrival we felt our stress levels drop and by the fourth day we were downright comatose😎

Cheff had the place looking wonderful and took very good care of us. Our one regret is that we ran out of time to have him cook us a meal of Jerk Chicken - next time.

If you are looking for a getaway with privacy and romance then this is the place. We felt very safe and secure and look forward to returning.

Randy & Julie

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Randy & Julie for such a lovely review! There truly is no place else like it! Mother Natures ever changing symphony as the waves crash over the reef put you to sleep very quickly! Comotose is a perfect description! We are happy you enjoyed your stay and found our surprises waiting for you romantic! We appreciate the conversation regarding the firmness of the mattress giving us a four star! We never thought of that! We have decided to have a special mattress pillow topper shipped here for this January for future guests to be able to adjust our mattress to a softer top. Great suggestion, and thank you for it! We always like to improve! We look forward to your return! Warm regards, Suzanne, John and staff
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My friends and I recently stayed at the Key House.

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful villa with the waves crashing under the deck! I would go back in a heartbeat with my hubby, but not with 4 other women! Conch shells are on the beach for souvenirs and Arthur''s Beach Bar is right down the Beach. If you're looking for quiet private time, this place is perfect!! If you're looking for the "resort" side of St. Kitts, this is not for you. The native people are friendly and always willing to help. We had monkeys visit us and birds that ate out of our hand! Awesome! Ziplining was only about 20 minutes away and we swam with dolphins! The villa also has a washing machine and clothesline! The pool was a wonderful way to cool down! I loved staying at the Key House and would recommend it to anyone who's looking to get away from it all!

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Cheryl! We had so much fun while you were here! We appreciate the review and look forward to your return with John next time! See you in Boston this summer! We look forward to meeting your hubby! Suzanne and John
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Beautiful place to stay for a quiet, romantic vacation on St. Kitts

  • 5 of 5

The VRBO is located in a quiet fishing village on the northwest end of St. Kitts. It's a beautiful apartment and very relaxing! The apt is beautifully furnished and contained everything we needed for our stay. It is true that Dieppe Bay is a bit of a drive from Bassetierre and big grocery stores, but we were looking for a more remote place so were happy for the quiet. We are especially happy that we could bring our dog who loved sitting on the outside deck and watching the waves and the fisherman! Suzanne is a great hostess and Cheff is a friendly helpful housekeeper who gave us great advice on finding things locally and what to do. We will definitely come back!

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Katie, Todd and Hugo! It was a pleasure having you all stay at KeyHouse! We are so blessed with such a unique property! It truly is a romantic spot! Luckily St Kitts is only 34 miles long so everything is relatively close including some local grocery stores! We look forward to having you back! Hugo is such a good boy! Warm regards, Suzanne, John and Chef
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The Keyhouse was a piece of heaven and paridice!!

  • 5 of 5

When we first arrived, Suzanne was right there to greet us and provided us with amazingly useful information. As the day progressed we had the pleasure of meeting her amazing husband, who ROCKS! The house sits on top of the ocean, with the most beautiful views of the volcano, and where the ocean meets with the sea, truelly amazing! When I say Suzanne is the Hostess with the mostest, I am not exaggerating. She was so helpful with all of our endless questions. I was so thoroughly relaxed there. The house was clean, colorful, and comfortable. If you really want to see and experience a piece of heaven, I recommend you contact her and make your reservations before it's too late. I cannot wait to go back there again, a week was way to short a time to see all there is to offer. When you do go, be sure to walk on up the black sand beach to Authors for their delicious rum punch! Thank you Suzanne and John for such a fun, relaxing vacation!! P.s. Tell Chef hi and give mama dog a pet for me!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Doreen! Thank you for such a fabulous review! John, Chef and I strive to make each stay a memorable one! We had so much fun with you and look forward to your return!
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  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a romantic, private, relaxing getaway in the Caribbean then look no further. My husband and I spent our honeymoon on the lovely island of Saint Kitts and were we ever so glad we did! We chose the Keyhouse primarily because of its fantastic location. This gorgeous beach-house is literally right beside the ocean (the gentle sound of ocean waves is heard constantly)!

Dieppe Bay is a more rural town on the opposite end of Saint Kitts so it suited us extremely well as we prefer the freedom to design our own schedule and wanted to stay apart from the main cities and port. The cozy Keyhouse offers a private pool, very comfortable bed, grill, deck, fully operational kitchen, and WiFi too! We spent our days basking in the warm sun, snorkeling, fishing, swimming, and our favorite memory of all-relishing our home cooked dinners while sitting on the deck watching the breathtaking palette of colors the sun created as it sank out of sight over the ocean. Both of us are rather adventurous and we not only enjoyed exploring the area on our own, but also bought a fish from a local fisherman and grilled it one evening to perfection!

On Saturday we decided to climb Mount Liamuiga which was an AWESOME hike with such a rewarding view!!! The climb is an intense one, so be sure you're in good shape before attempting this venture. Suzanne gave us great directions and we chose to go without a tour guide which turned out fine for us (saved us some cash).

Another tip to help save on expenses is to just ride the local busses rather than paying pricey taxes and car rentals. The busses are supper cheap and fast!

We could not have been more pleased by our stay at the Keyhouse. The amazing service (thank you Suzanne, John, and Chef),the outstanding accommodations,and the overall island experience was truly one we shall never forget. We hope to return for our 25th wedding anniversary!

Oh, and one more detail we can't overlook...some special guest (two tiny birds) came every morning to beg for treats. We fed them cereal and rice which they LOVED! If they happen to show up during your time at the Keyhouse, please give them a little something to eat and we would very much appreciate it. We are sure they will too!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jed and Gloria, Oh my goodness you two! We so enjoyed your stay with us! It was a pleasure preparing the Villa for your Honeymoon! It brought back such sweet memories for us! Please make sure you keep in touch! Thanks again for staying at KeyHouse! Suzanne & John
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Dieppe Bay
Car: recommended

We are located in a quaint sleepy fishing village!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Saint John Capisterre, St. Kitts

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring / Summer 2016
1 Apr 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
November 1 Nov 17, 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
18 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
4 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £82
Property Damage Protection £65

The cancellation policy is 100% refund within 30 days of arrival. After that, there is no refund.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Saint John Capisterre in Caribbean

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has been decorated with antiques. The Vanity is an 18th century cabinet converted into a sink with local sea glass embedded into the countertop. There are towels provided for you. There is a hair dryer for your convenience. Toilet and accessible shower stall with shower chair and a small wheelchair transporter available upon request.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • 22' X 16', 30' vaulted ceiling Air conditioned room and fan with Queen size canopy bed covered with Tropical linen. Beautiful original artwork adorn the walls with a Caribbean flair! Dressers and closet to store your personal items. A twin size cot is available in the closet along with an ironing board and iron. So come and enjoy the waves crashing under the deck that will lul you to sleep every night with mother natures own symphony!
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
If you would like local Caribbean meals prepared for you in the Villa, Cina is a great cook! Her fee when you get there is $25 US plus the cost of food check in time 2:00 PM check out 10:00 AM

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